By Eric Foner
A transparent, concise, brand new, authoritative historical past via one of many best historians within the country.
Give Me Liberty! is the top booklet available in the market since it works within the school room. A single-author ebook, Give Me Liberty! offers scholars a constant process, a unmarried narrative voice, and a coherent standpoint during the textual content. Threaded in the course of the chronological narrative is the subject matter of freedom in American heritage and the numerous conflicts over its altering meanings, its limits, and its accessibility to varied social and financial teams all through American historical past. The 3rd variation areas American historical past extra totally in a world context. The pedagogy can also be more advantageous within the 3rd version, with a Visions of Freedom function in each one bankruptcy and extra large end-of-chapter assessment exercises.
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Additional resources for Give Me Liberty!: An American History, Volume 2 (3rd Edition)
S. S. A. D. In his teaching and scholarship, he focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and nineteenth-century America. Professor Foner’s publications include Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War; Tom Paine and Revolutionary America; Nothing but Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy; Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877; The Story of American Freedom; and Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction.
There is nothing unusual in the fact that each generation rewrites history to meet its own needs, or that scholars disagree among themselves on basic questions like the causes of the Civil War or the reasons for the Great Depression. Precisely because each generation asks different questions of the past, each generation formulates different answers. The past thirty years have witnessed a remarkable expansion of the scope of historical study. The experiences of groups neglected by earlier scholars, including women, African-Americans, working people, and others, have received unprecedented attention from historians.
At the same time, northern capital and migrants would energize the economy. The South would eventually come to resemble the “free society” of the North, complete with public schools, small towns, and independent farmers. Unified on the basis of free labor, proclaimed Carl Schurz, a refugee from the failed German revolution of 1848 who rose to become a leader of the Republican Party, America would become “a republic, greater, more populous, freer, more prosperous, and more powerful” than any in history.